*W.O.E. - Words of Encouragement
Weeds come of themselves; Flowers require cultivation. There is depravity in the soil, a tendency to thorns and thistles. It is under the curse. Good things are brought out of the soil, like good things out of the human heart, only as the result of much labor. It takes no pains to produce a harvest of weeds, nor to produce the harvest that the thief or the drunkard reaps - no more effort than is required to float down the stream. This is depravity.